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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:32 pm 
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well i have been looking for a project car for a few months now and i been thinking. The ute i got has little rust. Its not that bad so why not try get an 8 into it.

What would i have to do on the legal side of things? Eg do i have to get it engineered or can i just slap it in and go over the pits??

I also thought i might just keep working on it and get a v8 into it and get my old wrecker boss to make it a XE ute.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:50 pm 
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as said in your other thread, your better off gettin an XD or XE and putting the XF front end onto it if you dead set on going V8 into an XF, and if you have to modify the firewall to make it fit you will require an engeneers cert. (excuse the shocking spelling)

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Not quite that easy in an xf stomper :( Firewall is different. I beleive the heater lines foul on the passenger side head so to be legal (cos you need heaters) this has to be modified. Also the xf never came out with the v8 so its gotta go over the pits.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:09 pm 
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You need to modify the firewall?

Maybe ill f**k that idea off.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:10 pm 
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stomper wrote:
You need to modify the firewall?

Maybe ill f**k that idea off.


This is only what ive read, never tryed it my self

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:10 pm 
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84_Fairlane wrote:
stomper wrote:
You need to modify the firewall?

Maybe ill f**k that idea off.


This is only what ive read, never tryed it my self


Apparantly there is a hatard kit you can get for the XF

It has everything you need bar motor and box
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:46 pm 
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i had a 1990 model xf ute turn up at work the other day with a clebo in it. it had a top loader behind it there had been some bits welded in to mount the clutch master, and the pedal box had been changed to a hydraulic one. engine mounts wise, it just had v8 mounts in the usual position. auto would save some rooting around. have you considered putting in an efi windsor ? would fit real easy. don't weigh a metric ton like a cleveland. bit more engine bay space too. might be easier to engineer putting in a motor newer than the car. didn't look at the heater hose setup, so can't comment there.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:02 am 
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The reason for doing up an older car is so that i dont have all the computers and it was realy easy...you know pop the hood and see 4 things on the fan belt. harmonic balencer, alternator, a/c, and water pump.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:19 am 
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84_Fairlane wrote:
stomper wrote:
You need to modify the firewall?

Maybe ill f**k that idea off.


This is only what ive read, never tryed it my self


I think it is only the heater box or lines that are the problem. I believe that using an earlier heater box may work.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:16 pm 
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The heater pipes come out right behind the left cyl head on XF with V8.
In QLD if you put older engine in later car, it must run on LPgas only.
I fitted a 307 Chev (circa 1968) V8 into a Toyota Surf turbo diesel auto, and was fine to do, so long as it ran on LPG only.
The box behind the chev was a Toyota Dyna 4X4 truck box.
The owner is very happy with it.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:28 pm 
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The heater pipes come out right behind the left cyl head on XF with V8.
In QLD if you put older engine in later car, it must run on LPgas only.
I fitted a 307 Chev (circa 1968) V8 into a Toyota Surf turbo diesel auto, and was fine to do, so long as it ran on LPG only.
The box behind the chev was a Toyota Dyna 4X4 truck box.
The owner is very happy with it.


my old boss did have a 351 XB Ute on straight gas. Maybe thats whats going on there.

 

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